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Red Lantern – Thunder Valley Casino Resort
Red Lantern – Thunder Valley Casino Resort

Red Lantern – Thunder Valley Casino Resort Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Phone: (916) 408-8326
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: daily, 11 a.m - 4 p.m. Dinner: Sunday – Thursday, 5 p.m. – midnight; Friday & Saturday, 5 p.m. – 2 a.m.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Dim Sum
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Industrial Avenue
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: 24-hour free valet or self-parking available.
A word from Red Lantern – Thunder Valley Casino Resort
Red Lantern Chinese cuisine explores unique culinary perspectives on traditional recipes and cooking techniques to craft authentic Asian dishes with Hong Kong-style flair. Savor house specialties sure to tempt every palate such as dim sum, fresh seafood, noodle dishes and barbecue as well as a host of other delicacies complemented by a signature cocktail menu. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We enjoyed our lunch, everything very fresh (curry chicken, combo barbeque plate). Look forward to coming back soon!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "I have eaten at a number of Chinese restaurants locally, and Red Lantern by far is the best."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Going to a concert we were fed quickly but not rushed. Everything presented beautifully and all excellent. Definately will be back again but make reservations ahead of time and you will be guaranteed a table when you need it!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "tasted several dishes and all were wonderfully prepared with fresh ingredients. If I lived in the area, I would eat there often."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "To bad this place was so disappointing. Never got our tea, took 15 minutes to get our drinks. The waiter was in a hurry and way over booked. Food was just ok, not worth the price. Tables are way to close together, hard for disabled to move around."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "thunder valley casino has great food; one can have café lunch, buffet, or Chinese on days he or she has no desire to gamble and be perfectly content. the red lantern was delightful and excellent as we have come to learn, even if we had no casino member discount on that eve."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Lily was our server. She was the best. My wife had the $37 Sea Bass again. This time it was not good. It came out raw. They took it back and it still was not right. My singapore noodles were great as usual. We were celebrating our one year anniversary and they tried to put us on an outer table alone. We wanted to sit in the center area. My wife insisted and we were finally moved. We may not go back."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "On the spot to find a great restaurant for four, we went to the Red Lantern and was not disappointed. Great service, food selection and bar. Would always recommend the lettuce wraps for starters. Several visits to Red Lantern and never unhappy with service or quality of food."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The food was great. Great flavors, great menu. The resteraunt was packed so it did take a little while to get our food."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Yep, based on the headline, you may have guessed. We came here prior to a Larry the Cable Guy gig at the Casino. The gig was great. The food? Very enjoyable. We needed a reliable "in and out" eat time so we could get to the show. We made a reservation and allowed 90 minutes. We used 80. So, not a fast place, but that is not what we wanted, otherwise we would have picked Panda Express. Certainly high quality food, reasonable service, and good choice. Suggest anyone attending an event at the Casino should consider this as their venue of choice, but make a reservation. Beats standing in line at the buffet for an hour to find someone had already taken all the crabs legs."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We found the price too be double that of any other Asian restaurant in our area. We had a terrible experience with our bill in which we had to wait over 45 minutes to clear up a $11 comp which we were told was available to use at the restaurant by their awards center where we had just bought $220 worth of show tickets. After a horrible wait they finally gave us the comp which they said resulted by our not waiting for 48 hours to use. I don't think they would treat any of their high limit gamblers like they did us. I will not go back and make sure Sun City friends know of this."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Took my wife here for our anniversary. Our server Derek was conscientious and pleasant. Food was excellent, but prices are substantially higher than typical Chinese restaurants, which was expected. Great menu variety.Overall a very pleasant experience. Will be back for future special occasions!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We have had lunch and dinner here before and were really looking forward to Dim Sum, unfortunately we were told by our waiter that the chefs have changed. Meaning, no more Dim Sum. Oh well, the food was still delicious."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "All you need to order is: Appetizer- Spring Rolls, Main- Smoked Bass, Dessert- Cheesecake. You won't regret it!!!!!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The food and price were great. The lemon drop martini was awful. We had it taken off the bill. We had to find our waitress more than once. We all had a good time."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We had a group of 10 people for our granddaughters Confirmation. The food was great and served in a timely manner and we all enjoyed ourselves immensely!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Went with family for Mothers Day. Ordered special. Salad showed, 3 minutes 2nd course shows up, and 3 minutes later main course shows up. Saw it happen to two couples across the way. Ended up with three plates per person on the table while finishing 1st course. Felt like I was being rushed out the door, even though I just ordered. Looked like very few employees cared, except for wait staff which you didn't see after ordering until check comes. Has gone down hill big time. Never going back."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Such a pleasant experience. Great food and attentive service on a Saturday night with friends. Will definitely go back."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The food at the restaurant was just so so. It wasn't bad my any means but when spending 70 dollars in dinner I expected a little bit more. The service was super slow. We has reservations at 7 and we were sat right away. The disappointing part was that we didn't even get our drinks until 730. Our food didn't take too long but then our server never came back. All in all it was a pretty big let down and we will not be returning."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I ate here on Valentine's Day and my guest and I both enjoyed it. Although it's Chinese, there are a number of other Asian specialties like a sushi roll appetizer and a curry chicken, both of which we tried and enjoyed. The fried rice was fluffy and not at all greasy. My favorite dish was the honey walnut prawns."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Poor service but excellent food. No staff understands much english there."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "went for a valentines night dinner, made reservation and table was on time. food was good ...not great, service was hectic and irratic. food items were staggered and not on time together. hot tea was horrible. was very noisy. not an experience we expected."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This was my first time eating at this establishment. My wife's second, but first time eating more of the items from the menu. We were running late and had called the restaurant to tell them we might slip by 15 minutes. They easily accommodated us for the later time. Once we were seated everything went rather smooth. Service was pretty good and the food was excellent. We were eating from a special four course V-day menu. Our only concern about the service for this special V-day event was the pace between each course felt rushed, especially for valentine's day where people like to sit, feel relaxed, talk with their company, and not run through each portion of their meal. I hope this was just an anomaly."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This was our first time dining at the Red Lantern in the Thunder Valley Casino. The casino area was quite busy being St. Valentines day and a Friday evening. The Red Lantern we found to be inviting with a good and caring staff. We chose the 4 course Valentine special being offered for $38.00 per person. The meal was very good ... we brought most of it home to enjoy later. We are planning on joining the Red Lantern in the future for another enjoyable evening. So glad to find another neat place to go."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We heard the Red Lantern served Dim Sum - they did not. The server answered our questions and was very pleasant. The food was OK - we've had just as good or better at other local Chinese restaurants. All tables were set up for 5 people (there were 2 of us). I'm not sure if we'll go back."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "I love eating here whenever I go to a concert at Thunder Valley. We generally get only appetizers and are never disappointed. Order the chicken wrapped in lettuce. Also, I like seeing 90% Chinese diners in a Chinese restaurant. It's not cheap Chinese but is good."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Good ambience away from the casino atmosphere. All the dishes we had were delicious and authentic Chinese style. We had a nice booth to accommodate us. I have been their several times and the service is good."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "red lantern would be difficult to excell even in china. what a delightful meal and great feeling of the new year with the lion and dragon dancers. the casino noise does not reach the tables near the great and beautiful fireplace."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "We used to enjoy coffee ribs but it is no longer on the menu."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "the restaurant is a short drive from home and is the best local place for a spontaneous chinese lunch in our area"
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "Its been awhile since we have been to Red Lantern and I will have to say we need to go more often! The service cannot be beat. Food was fast and waitresses very attentive, often knowing your needs before you do. They also were very accomdating to our 3 year old, and made her feel special."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "We were not expecting the price of the meal for New Years! The food was very delicious as always but disappointed about the prices"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The food was very good, but one of the dishes we ordered mentioned asparagus and beef on the menu, but did not mention green and red bell peppers. The person who ordered the spicy beef and asparagus hates bell peppers but got them anyway! Oh, well. We especially liked the crispy eggplant, but we made sure to ask for "very mild", because we were aware of the tendency toward very spicy--at least for our tastes."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "My wife and I enjoyed a nice dinner. The service was quick, each course came when we were ready for it. The food was very good, although we had a hard time understanding our server when she tried to explain some of the dishes. Something that can be expected in a Chinese food restaurant I suppose. Our experience was a cross between fine dining and casual Chinese, a great thing to have when you go to a casino and want a nice dinner without having to dress up."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "I have eaten a lot of Chinese food, good and terrible. The food here is incredibly good. You can always tell if a restaurant has authentic taste when a large portion of the clientele is of the same ethnic origin. Well, not only were there Chinese diners there, but people of all races and ethnicities and it seems that all the comments I heard were on the order of, "Oh, man! This is incredible food!" I agree wholeheartedly!"
    Dined on 11/27/2013
  • "Love the food. The service is fast and very friendly .i like that it is upscale and a place to bring my family for a great dinning experience"
    Dined on 11/26/2013
  • "The Menu is very good with outstanding Chinese food. The wine menu is very decent. The service is very efficient and on time. We were seated immediately and given the time to choose what to eat (not rushed). It is a great upscale to buffet food or fast food and lets a person decompress and relax in a casino environment. The price was right. I want to go back."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "This place has a lot of good menu items that are 'off the main menu'. Please ask your server for specials and alternate menus."
    Dined on 11/1/2013